Brian Morgan is a former business leader, a national award-winning journalist, editor and author. He lives with his wife, Judy, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, after living most of their lifetime in Sydney.
He has always declared his family to be his first and foremost interest, and has two children, a son-in-law and five grandchildren.
Brian received a private school education through high school before a range of tertiary studies. He has served as a teacher at TAFE colleges, teaching writing and related subjects. He has also been a small business seminar leader, and conducted workshops for and lectured to groups like the Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Brian was the founder of a number of businesses and institutions set up for charitable, educational and business purposes. He has had several successful careers, and has now embarked on another.
His first career was in business, where he chalked up a number of major achievements in national and multi-national companies. For example, he worked government ministers and industry leaders to initiate reform and restructure of the credit union movement in Australia, and encouraged and helped a major multi-national business restructure its operations and take over a company that was bigger than itself.
As an employee or as a consultant, he has experience in many industries, including insurance, finance and banking, manufacturing, distribution, computer industry, pastoral interests, advertising and marketing, service industries and the retail sector.
He has considerable experience and expertise in event organisation and management.
His particular interest, however, has been small business and he set up a number of ventures over the years for himself and others. He founded businesses in many areas, including printing, publishing, event organization, marketing and consulting.
He also founded the Australian Institute for the Self-Employed to educate and train the self-employed and small business people through his writings. He wrote a Small Business Course that was studied by many business people around Australia.
However, writing was his first love and he gave up that successful career in business to learn the writing craft through journalism. His rise was rapid. He worked as journalist, sub-editor, editor, editor-in-chief, managing editor and manager on a range of mastheads in the Fairfax and Courier newspaper groups, winning numerous state and national awards in the process.
He also worked as CEO and publisher on one regional and five national magazines and has served as contributing editor on an Australian literary journal. Three of his five magazines were national business magazines in Australia.
His writing has been highly acclaimed and translated for Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese audiences. He wrote a paper for the Australian Press Council Prize based on his experiences in journalism.
A literary agent in Chicago, Jane Jordan Browne, managed to present only one of Brian’s projects, The Legend of the Christmas Prayer, to publishers before her sad and untimely death. The Legend became a best seller in America and Great Britain and was translated into Japanese, where it was also successful.
After Jane’s death, marketing was left in limbo, but now some 20 book projects are completed. All of them have been handed to The Writers Trust and will be progressively published from 2012 onwards.
The first of them, The Richest Man in Persia, is available in a Smashwords Edition and in a print version, as is an inspiring read, You Are Already Rich. In December 2013, he published The True Christmas Spirit: Let Peace and Joy Fill Your Heart. His website shows new books as they are published, plus reviews etc..
Brian Morgan has also served his local community in a range of capacities, and past affiliations include: Associate of Australian Society of Accountants; Member of Institute of Affiliate Accountants; Member Accountants’ Professional Information Panel; Member Australian Institute of Management; Founder Australian Institute for the Self-Employed; Member Media and Entertainment and Arts Alliance and House Committee Chairman; Patron and life member of community organizations.
Where to find Brian Morgan online
Where to buy in print
The Legend of the Magi Scrolls: Timeless Christmas Classics
This is the story of the Magi Christmas gifts, as told by the Magi themselves. It's the story of the return of the Magi 50 years later, plus classic Magi Christmas stories. The inspiring message from the Magi is told in a series of scrolls discovered in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. This is a book to be cherished at Christmas for it's inspiring stories about the art of giving.
The True Christmas Spirit: Let Peace and Joy Fill Your Heart
If you want to feel again the surge of Christmas Spirit and to share that spirit with family and friends, The True Christmas Spirit delivers what it promises – peace and joy to fill your heart. It’s a gift book that is being read and passed between friends every year. It contains three beautiful Brian Morgan stories, plus the writings of some of the world’s most endearing minds.
Master Time in Two Hours
This book starts with a question: Who controls your life - you or everyone else? How we use our time determines our success in life and work. This quick, easy read extracts the essence of time management from two of the author's master works, The Richest Man in Persia and You Are Already Rich. It covers the nine principles of time mastery and sets you in motivation mode to put it all to work.
The Perfect Investment: How to Chose One
There are two ways to invest. One is to take the roller coaster ride of trial and error. That can be very costly. The other is to learn the principles of the ideal investment as revealed by the masters. The Perfect Investment sets out to offer know-how fast and easy. This is a short read, but packed with the essentials that will shine a beacon on your investment future. Be safe, then grow wealth.
The Seven Business Secrets of the Masters
Here, in condensed form for quick and easy reading, are the seven vital ingredients for business success. These business secrets have been extracted from a master work by the same author, The Richest Man in Persia. This is not Get Rich Quick hype, but a genuine guide to wealth and personal success with peace of mind, because Brian Morgan adds his own vital ingredient - integrity.
You Are Already Rich
Louis Armstrong sang: "It's a wonderful world!", but sometimes we lose sight of the wonder. Many of us want to be rich, but struggle to make ends meet. Life can be tough. So, what's the answer? Brian Morgan has given life's struggles plenty of thought and thinks we all need to be reminded periodically of the beauty and the wonders all around us. You need to be reminded that You Are Already Rich.
The Richest Man in Persia
This is a rags-to-riches story with a simple formula for success: Its 11 Codes of Riches plus Integrity equals Abundance plus Personal Success plus Peace of Mind.
Smashwords book reviews by Brian Morgan
- 6692 Pisces the Sailfish
on Oct. 09, 2012
The first thing I have to say about this author is that he is a real storyteller. In fact, 6692 Pisces the Sailfish, which turns out to be the first memoir by Don Darkes, is a series of stories that will keep you turning pages long after you should be asleep. I believe I can promise you have not read stories like these.
Pisces is a series of true stories in the author's life, yes, but it is also a series of disasters. Real disasters. This man should not be alive to tell the tale today.
Yet, he says, disaster was the best thing that ever happened to him. He lost every material thing he owned, but discovered that the only true possession of real value is love and family.
What really intrigued was the fact that Don Darkes had a poisonous secret trapped inside him that was only released when someone he hated, someone that he had tried to murder, died. For 20 years, this story was bottled up inside him before he could write about it. What could cause such hatred? I wondered. Well, I found out, but I'm not going to ruin the story for you.
I'll just say that Don and his family set sail in a cursed yacht on the adventure of a lifetime and the events that followed would not be believed if you read about them in fiction. But truth is stranger than fiction, is it not?
I have to say that the book could do with a bit more editing and it contains plenty of adult content. And some of the graphic detail was a bit too much for such a sensitive soul as my goodself (says he with tongue in cheek). However, I also know that the book will absorb you and leave you thinking about it long after you've finished reading.
There are some serious themes here, though often relieved by humour and attitude. It's the true story of how one family overcame tremendous odds to survive together and bounce back looking for more adventure.
If you like daring adventure, if you like the idea of an incredible fight for survival, if you like the outcome of a family welded together forever, then I certainly recommend this book for you. Five stars for honesty in storytelling.